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 Posted: Mon May 8th, 2017 04:18 am
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Chicago Cubs left-hander Brett Anderson, never one to shy away from expressing his thoughts through social media, tweeted out his displeasure after leaving Saturday's start prematurely with back soreness.

Adding insult to injury, the southpaw has lasted only 1 2/3 innings while giving up 12 earned runs combined in his past two starts.

His self-deprecation is understandable considering Anderson has had two separate back surgeries over the years and has struggled to stay healthy, averaging only 10 starts a season since 2011.

"Make kind of a weird play, then it stiffens up, and with my history of back problems and everything considered, I didn't want to make it worse on everybody," Anderson said, according to ESPN's Jesse Rogers. "Felt it was time to get out of there. Couldn't make the pitches I needed to. The last two starts here at home have been embarrassing from my perspective."

Manager Joe Maddon all but confirmed that the 29-year-old is heading to the disabled list, saying: "It's two starts in a row, and he probably felt something in his back tonight, but we just can't continue on that path right now."

Back injury aside, after signing a one-year, $3.5-million deal, Anderson hasn't performed too well with his new team. After Saturday, he's combined to an 8.18 ERA in six starts with 12 walks and a 2.09 WHIP.